Archaeologists find early democratic societies in America
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: March 23, 2017 09:27PM
"It wasn't just Greece: Archaeologists find early democratic societies in the Americas
By Lizzie WadeMar. 15, 2017 , 9:00 AM
Michael E. Smith, an archaeologist at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe. "I've called it the most important work in the archaeology of political organization in the last 20 years."
Tlaxcallan was home to several different ethnic groups, many of whom were refugees fleeing Mexica domination, according to the Spanish chronicles.
But as soon as the Tlaxcaltecas became subjects of the Spanish crown, the republic was gone. People abandoned their hilltop plazas and moved down into the valley, settling the modern city of Tlaxcala. When Mexico won independence from Spain 3 centuries after the conquest, the Tlaxcaltecas were cast as traitors, their society almost entirely forgotten."
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